struggling with the ear seal...
seeing the emptiness of ones self, this is the heart seal.
seeing the emptiness of mind, this is the mind seal.
seeing the emptiness of body, this is the body seal.
seeing the emptiness of form, this is the form seal.
but how on earth do you consistently see the emptiness of sound, the ear seal. i live on a bussy road, now i am listening to the traffic, but still find the emptiness of sound elusive.
it would seem that one can know the emptiness of ones own nature without necessarily perceiving the emptiness of all things. sound is a real challenge. i catch glimpses of its emptiness, but it is elusive. one of the patriarchs said the self nature is found in the emptiness of the six bases/consciousnesses, which includes the ear/sound consciousness.
how can there be a complete emptiness sealing if emptiness is not seen in all of the six bases? without seeing emptiness in all the bases there is not confidence of realization.does anyone have any advice on how to see/hear emtiness in the ear, whilst focused on sound?
best wishes, White Lotus.